Above the rim : how Elgin Baylor changed basketball
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Contributors
Published
New York, NY : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2020].
Physical Desc
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Yellow shelves (1st floor)  1 available
ENF 927.96 BAYLOR, E

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Round Rock Public Library - Yellow shelves (1st floor)ENF 927.96 BAYLOR, EOn Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

More Details

Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781419741081, 141974108X
Accelerated Reader
LG
Level 4.3, 1 Points

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
"Though not as widely known as other basketball legends, hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of the game's all-time greatest players-an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change. A member of the early, scrappy NBA and one of the first professional African American players, Elgin (b. 1934) played in the late 1950s and early 1960s for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, taking risks on and off the court. Known for his acrobatic style of moving and shooting, he inspired others to get creative with their game. But when traveling for away games, hotels and restaurants weren't as welcoming of Elgin as they were of his white teammates. Together, Elgin and his teammates boycotted places practicing segregation until the entire NBA followed suit. From picture book powerhouses Jen Bryant and Frank Morrison, Above the Rim is a peek into the early days of the NBA, a poetic telling of the life of an under-known athlete, and a celebration of standing up for what is right"--,Provided by publisher.
Action
cc,2020-10-29,JD

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bryant, J., & Morrison, F. (2020). Above the rim: how Elgin Baylor changed basketball . Abrams Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bryant, Jen, 1960- and Frank Morrison. 2020. Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball. New York, NY: Abrams Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bryant, Jen, 1960- and Frank Morrison. Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball New York, NY: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bryant, Jen, and Frank Morrison. Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.